So from next weekend if your club is in a Tier one (no one!) or Tier two then you might, just might get the chance to watch your club live in the ground for the first time this season.....
Those of you eagle eyed will note the picture on this page is showing a 'live' game with crowds at Ashton Gate, Bristol. Bristol is one of the many locations that finds itself in Tier 3....no supporters allowed!.
These are such strange times. Who would have imagined talking Tiers! It feels more like Charlie and his Chocolate Factory...who got the golden ticket!
If you are one of the lucky teams to be sitting in a Tier two location you will be able to 'invite' 2,000 fans to attend your home matches. Now how in the world do you as a club choose who to 'invite'. How do you sell your tickets? What about all the season ticket holders? What about the season ticket holders that have more than one ticket? This feels like a bloody mess waiting to happen.
Let's face it for Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea, Everton all in a Tier 2 location how are they going to decide on how to allocate 2,000 tickets when they have capacities of well over 40,000. That means less than a 5% allocation of tickets!
Don't get me wrong. I think it is great that fans can come back but how is this going to work for clubs that have such large capacity and of course such large demand. Smaller clubs, with smaller demand, then it actually works.
We would love to hear your thoughts on this. If you are a club, get in touch and let us know how you plan to allocate your tickets. If you are a supporter let us know what you think is a fair way for the tickets to be allocated.
Excited by the prospect of fans returning but struggling to understand the practicalities of it!
Stay safe, keep well.